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Post by francescalop on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 04:33

I have the base game and all the expansion packs installed as directed
and then installed the ultimate fix but I keep getting the same error. I
have a mac and the base game through Fast Lane I bought on CD,
subsequent EPs are from gameworld. Why is it not working after
installing supernatural and applying the ultimate fix crack?

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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by Dieneryn on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 05:23

Hi there, for Service Initialization Error, the problem usually lies with applying the crack wrongly.

Please make sure you have followed these steps:

1) Update your base game to v1.39 (either from launcher or manual patch)
2) Install the expansion packs (after they gave been converted to .dmg files using stuffit expander. If you do not know this, please feel free to ask again)
3) While installing expansion packs, do not apply any cracks that comes with the download.
4) After installation, copy the two files from #Crack folder (inside LATEST version of Ultimate Fix) to your base game's Game>Bin folder.


Your game should start fine after this

Let me know if you still need any help!



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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by francescalop on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 09:27

I have tried that but it didn't work. I am re-installing and will let you know what happens. Thanks.

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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by Dieneryn on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 09:30

Hi may I know which part doesn't work so that I can try and help you with that? (:
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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by francescalop on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 09:40

I am re-installing all exp packs without applying cracks but how am I supposed to update each exp pack if I dont apply cracks to launch game without CD?

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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by Dieneryn on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 09:45

There is no need to update each expansion (:
Step 4 will solve the problem with the problem.

anyway, when you update the basegame the eps are updated too (:
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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by francescalop on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 09:47

great. I will keep you posted.

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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by francescalop on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 11:02

I just re-installed all the games and exp packs according to your instructions. I have all exp packs. I still get this error:

Unable to start game

Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by Dieneryn on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 11:27

Hi there,i just have a few questions, you just have to reply Yes/No to each. Haha!

1) Did you update your base game to v1.39?
2) Did you use the latest version of Ultimate Fix? (updated in Oct)
3) Did you download your EPs from games4theworld?
4) If you answered Yes to Qn 3, did you unzip it with Stuffit Expander before converting to dmg?

I'm sorry I have so many questions, I just really want to make sure before I can properly access your problem. I'm still quite new here, so I hope you will be forgiving too if I can't solve your problem at the end of the day haha.
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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by francescalop on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 11:31

1. How do I know which version I have. I am on a mac - Sims 3 version says 15.0.135.018001
2. yes
3. all ep's downloaded from games4world
4. I used stuffit expander

//EDIT

games was working fine will all expansion packs until i installed
supernatural. Now i get unable to start game service initialization
error

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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by Dieneryn on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 11:41

Hi there! Thanks for the answers. To check your versions, please do this:

1) Go to Applications folder. Locate The Sims 3.
2) Right click and select 'Show Package Contents'
3) press the space bar to preview the file 'info.plist'.
4) Scroll down until you see 'ClientBuild'

What does it say?
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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by francescalop on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 11:43

string>
CiderBuild
8258
ClientBuild
1.39.3.018001
LSHasLocalizedDisplayName

LSMinimumSystemVersion
10.4.11
NSMainNibFile
MainMenu
NSPrincipalClass
CiderApplication
NSUIElement

PrefsFolderName
The Sims 3
apURL
http://llnet.thesims.cdn.ea.com/sims/u/f/sims3/mac
tgLauncherSuggestedOSVersion
10.5.7

//EDIT


I fixed the problem. Thank you. If i experience any more problems i will contact you/.

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Post by Dieneryn on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 11:55

Oh that's great! Would you mind sharing how you fixed the problem? (:
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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by francescalop on Thu 11 Oct 2012, 00:32

I patched it to 1.39. but now i get the following error when trying to install sim3packs with game launcher:
Exception Raised

Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000020 at address 0x10041bf3.
Do you wish to debug it ?

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Post by Dieneryn on Thu 11 Oct 2012, 05:33

Hi there,

Sorry to hear that you are having problems with the packs.
Did you put them into the Documents> Electronic Arts folder under Downloads before installing with the launcher?

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Post by francescalop on Thu 11 Oct 2012, 06:33

yes. I am not to new sims 3 and that is my usual procedure

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Re: Service Initializtion Error

Post by Dieneryn on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 02:21

Hi there,

Sorry I have not replied in a while. To be honest, I have never encountered any of these problems, so I was just hoping I could help. But well, since you mentioned you are familiar with the procedure, then I guessed I'm stumped.
The only thing I know about debug and service initialization errors are that they are caused by incorrect installations.

But since that's out of the question now, I have one last thing you can try (after searching on google):

Go to Documents> Electronic Arts

Change the file name. Maybe Electronic_Arts, or something you fancy. When you start the launcher again, it will cause it to create a new Electronic Arts folder. After that, it might run smoothly.

There are many people who have tried this and worked. So no harm trying (:
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